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Dogs rescued from a Pacific Grove home filled with trash and waste. (Monterey County SPCA)

18 Dogs, 2 Cats Rescued From Filth, Waste Inside Pacific Grove Home

Monterey County officials have rescued 20 animals found locked inside filthy rooms packed with piles of clothes, trash and animal waste at a Pacific Grove home earlier this week.

05/09/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

Indiana MERS Case Has California Doctors Taking A Closer Look At Respiratory Illnesses

Last week’s hospitalization of an Indiana man with what’s known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has California public health officials taking a closer look to see the local risk levels.

05/05/2014

Gas is flared as waste from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 22, 2014 near Buttonwillow, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Environmental Protection Agency Maps Areas Most Burdened By Pollution

The science-based tool used by state officials identifies the portions of the state that have higher pollution burdens and vulnerabilities than other areas, and therefore are most in need of assistance.

04/23/2014

(CBS SF)

Report: State Improved Covered California Enrollment As Process Moved Along

A new report on Covered California’s first enrollment period points out some of the much publicized problems, but also gave the state’s healthcare exchange some positive grades.

04/16/2014

A doctor and patient at the UCSF Women's Health Center in San Francisco, CA. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Reveals $3 Million Medicare Payouts To Doctors, 38 In California

According to the Medicare data, California had 38 doctors that were paid at least $3 million in 2012.

04/09/2014

Vegetarian lasagne. (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.

04/03/2014

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Animal Update: Dealing With Pets’ Eye Problems

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA talks about pets’ eye-care and how elderly animals can be treated for diseases like glaucoma that can lead to blindness.

03/31/2014

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Marin Ranked As Healthiest County In California For 5th Year Running

For the fifth consecutive year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has ranked Marin the healthiest county in California.

03/26/2014

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Study Finds Soda Taxes Have Little To No Benefit For Overall Health

A study released in the journal Health Economics casts doubt on claims that soda taxes are an effective way to combat obesity.

03/25/2014

(CBS)

Santa Clara County Drops Universal Student Testing For TB As Positive Tests Rise

Santa Clara County, which has more cases of tuberculosis that most U.S. states, will shift from testing public school students for TB to requiring a “risk assessment” for the disease, officials said.

03/25/2014

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